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Internship at University of Virginia Library

From: Eliza Gilligan <emg3b<-at->
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Summer internship
University of Virginia Library

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to offer the
opportunity of a six-week internship for the summer of 2013 in their
Preservation Services Department, working with the Book Conservator
for the University Library Collections.  The purpose of the
internship is to perform conservation treatment on two items from
the Small Special Collections Library.  The first item is the Diary
of John B. Minor, a faculty member from the mid to late 19th
century.  The treatment proposal at this time is to dis-bind, wash,
alkalize and encapsulate the pages of the diary.  The intern will
refine this plan after examining the diary and in consultation with
the Book Conservator and Library's curators.  The second item is an
early volume of the Chairman of the Faculty Minutes, treatment has
not been specified and the intern will be expected to prepare the
treatment plan in consultation with Library staff and complete
treatment within the time frame of the internship.

Treatment will be performed in the UVa Library Conservation lab, a
small but well-equipped facility with a 4 foot x 6 foot treatment
sink, de-ionized water system, fume trunk, suction platen, and the
usual tools.  The diary and notebook display a variety of damage
consistent with age and the delicate nature of daily-use stationer's
bindings.  Pre-treatment photo documentation will be performed by
the Library's Digital Services Department prior to the intern's
arrival. It is expected that the intern will participate in the
after-treatment photo-documentation at the end of the six week
internship. Likely treatments include dry cleaning, adhesive
removal, paper mending, disbinding, guarding of signatures, sewing
and Mylar encapsulation using an ultrasonic welder.  The intern will
be required to give a presentation to library staff at the end of
the internship, describing the project overall and highlighting a
few specific details from the treatments.

The Preservation Services Department staff includes a Preservation
Administrator/ Department Head, Book Conservator, Audio Visual
Conservator and 2 book repair technicians who provide expertise to
the 10 branches of the UVa Library system.

The Library is offering a $4000 stipend to support the internship.
The internship can be scheduled for any consecutive six-week period
between June 4, 2013 and August 31, 2013.  We will be accepting
applications until the position is filled.  The ideal candidate will
have prior treatment experience with bound materials.

Applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and the contact
information for three professional references via email to

    Eliza Gilligan
    Conservator for University Library Collections

Applicants must be a US citizen.

Eliza Gilligan
Book Conservator for University Library Collections
University of Virginia Library
Alderman Library
Preservation Rm 201
160 Newcomb Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4105

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Received on Tuesday, 29 January, 2013

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